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Beowulf vs Achilles The comparison between The Iliad and Beowulf falls along the lines of a comparison of one myth to another They both are great examples of Epic poems They are written in the same general fashion of an Epic poem Beowulf is a poem about Prince Bewulf a great warrior He very much resembles the one and only Achilles They show a number of similar caritaristics and also a number of differences Beowulf comes to the aid of King Hrothgar to kill the Grendel monster that lives in the bottom of a swamp The Grendel monster has already killed 30 of Hrothgars men Beowulf takes 14 of his best men and brings them to Herot which is Hrothgars castle The men arrive to open arms from Hrothgar He promises Beowulf and the rest of his men treasures beyond his wildest dreams This excites Beowulf being the materialistic person that he is and he cannot wait until he sees the beast King Hrothgar has a banquet for Beowulf and his men where they celebrate their arrival This celebration shows the hospitality that is shown throughout the epic The Iliad They just open their doors to Beowulf and his men and treat them as if they were life long friends Even though they have never met each other before in their life They just have an understanding that being hospitable is the way they live their life There is one big difference in The Iliad the trust between two strangers is broken because of the Kidnapping of Helen by Pariss
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